Hypotactic structures of the adverbial type in Venclović's

Hipotaktičke strukture adverbijalnog tipa u Venclovićevom „Prološkom žitiju Svetog Maksima”
Hypotactic structures of the adverbial type in Venclović's "Prolomko žitija Svetog Maksima"

Author(s): Aleksandra L. Colić Jovanović
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: Prološko žitije Svetog Maksima; Gavril Stefanović Venclović; Old Serbian language; historical syntax; hypotaxis

Summary/Abstract: The topic of this paper is the syntactic and semantic analysis of hypotactic adverbial structures (verbal and nominal as well) in Prološko žitije Svetog Maksima (The Vita of Holy Maksim) by Gavril Stefanović Venclović. The sources were digital photographs of Venclović’s autograph from 1744/45, Archives of SASA, 84 (270). A detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis were conducted and the results were compared with the data from the present research of hypotactic structures in Old Serbian and Modern Serbian language. Among other things, this text sheds light on the development of the temporal category of immediacy and on the reduction of gerunds, initiated by the development of transitive sentence. Also, the archaic temporal (terminative) conjunction dori was found. The influence of the Serbian Church Slavonic on the vernacular basis could be evidenced by: 1) the higher frequency of the infinitive compared to da-clauses in the field of intention; 2) the existence of literary constructions such as the resultative dative + infinitive and the dative absolute, which is explained by certain syntactic and pragmatic reasons.

  • Issue Year: LIII/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 13-30
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bosnian